5 Steps to Disasterproof Your Online Business

I am very lucky! I have a number of offline coaching clients, all with offline businesses and actually, most of them have more than one business!

Because of the nature of their businesses, they all have brick and mortar locations…

I find that I learn a LOT from them, which is wonderful

Here is a tip from Client K: When she arranged for internet access at her brick and mortar office, she deliberately signed up with a DIFFERENT Internet Service Provider than she has at home.

Her town was hard hit with storms last week and most of the internet service is down. At home, she can only get internet access for extremely limited periods of time, but at the office, all is going well – slower than usual but working adequately. So, with a little bit of reorganization, she is able to get her online work accomplished.

Take Away Lesson

Whenever possible, try to distribute the risk… in this case, it is by having different ISPs for your internet access, or, if you work from home, knowing of a public location where you can get internet access.

In most cases with an offline business, we aren’t actively working on the business all of the time, but we do need to keep in touch – whether by email or by website comments or both.

Adding social media such as Facebook and Twitter in to the mix further complicates things.

Many times, without realizing it, we rely on multiple hardware options to run our online empires

It may be that you find that you are using a combination of technology to keep in touch – bouncing between your smart phone and your computer.

Obviously, the smart phone provides redundant backup for email and social media, so you have that covered. But do keep in mind that your website may need updates or other work and your smart phone may not provide an effective way to accomplish those tasks.

Plan Your Online Redundancy

STEP 1

When you have the time, take a few minutes and list all of the online activities you are involved in over the course of a week. Then, think about everything else and see if there are any irregular tasks that may not appear on that list. These might include tasks or circumstances that occur rarely.

STEP 2

Now, take that lists of tasks and identify your MAIN method of access – home computer or smart phone, for example.

STEP 3

Next, decide on a backup method of access – this could be office computer or internet access at the library. In the case of using your smart phone, is there a way to access those resources by way of your computer? If not, is there another smart phone – such as a family member or friend – that you could utilize in a pinch?

STEP 4

Finally, identify the information you would need to utilize those backup options… for example, if you might need to use someone else’s smart phone, how would you access YOUR email addresses?

STEP 5

Ask yourself if there is a practical way to provide yourself with secure information in a different geographical location, to add another layer of security.

In my case, my sister lives about 650 miles away. It is unlikely that a weather disaster affecting me will also affect her, so storing information with her and/or providing her with access to my online backups makes sense. Even if I can’t get to the information, she can, under my supervision.

Let’s face it – life happens!

We can’t change how it affects us, but we can control how we react. Being prepared for the worst case minimizes the effect a disaster can have on us and our online businesses.

4 Basic Steps To Earn Extra Income

There is an urgent requirement among people to earn extra income. The internet offers numerous opportunities and alternatives. Existence of many brilliant online business ideas do exist in the cyberspace. This has made it lot easier to generate extra income without much fuss. In fact a lot of people are leading a healthy lifestyle with such income.

Coming to the opportunities available, the list appears to be endless. For instance, you can choose to blog, write or offer non-technical services. This is one truth. The other truth is – you need to adhere to certain steps in order to excel.

Here, you will find the 4 basic steps you ought to follow:

A Great Desire And Will

Remember – day dreaming will not create wonders. Instead, it is a great desire and will to succeed that will take you to greater heights of success. Generating a steady income has become easier as you can explore a variety of options. Regardless of your skills and interests, you need to be dedicated and sincere. For instance, if you decide to opt for an online article writing job, meeting the deadlines is a must. In order to meet the deadline, you have to put tremendous hard work.

Good Research Is The Key To Success

Of late, the internet has witnessed a rise of scams and frauds. There are several websites that advertise great pay. However, in reality you end up getting nothing. Therefore, it is recommended that you do your own research beforehand. Just do not dive to any offer you come across so that you don’t get disappointed at later stages. Judge your abilities and skills as well. Prior researching will ensure you do not fall prey to fraudsters.

Why Not Think About Home Based Business?

Recent years has witnessed a surge in aspiring online entrepreneurs. This is partly because there are abundant opportunities available to earn extra income. Another reason is – a lot of businesses have taken the online route. Even you can start a online home based business. Just make sure it compliments your tastes and preferences. For example, you can choose to be a web-based merchant. If you have the taste for latest styles in clothes, you can offer wholesale merchandise. Likewise, if you have a great fascinating for books, why not be an online bookseller?

Secure The Correct Platform

If you secure the platform to sell in the rightful manner, you have won half the battle. Determine how you wish to take up the advertising and supplying aspect. Fortunately, there are several ways to resolve these issues. However, here too you need to exhibit great research work. It will help you to reduce your costs.

If money is not a constraint for you, why not build a website for your business? Go for an E-Commerce website and ensure it has excellent features imbibed. For example, it needs to have a good payment collection mechanism in place. This will make everything convenient for your prospective customers and you as well.

You can also go for a marketing campaign as it will help adding wings to your business. Online advertising is cheap. In addition, it has a greater reach among target audiences. This way, you can earn extra income in quick time.

5 Simple Steps To Come Up With a Terrific Business Idea

Different business Ideas and opportunities are talked about on the net daily.

The majority of aspiring entrepreneurs search for viable business ideas online. But how can you actually come up with a feasible, practical and sustainable business idea?

I have had my own business for a number of years now and I have tried many different businesses, some of them worked and some did not. I recently looked back on all the businesses that I tried. As I reviewed all of my different business plans I have narrowed my good ideas down to a few easy steps on how to create a viable business idea.

Different business Ideas and opportunities are talked about on the net daily

I want to share a few tips with you that may help, especially to those who want to start or even create a business of their own.

Here are the steps:

1.) Think of several ideas. There may be a lot of concepts out there but not all of them will work. When come up with a business concept, try to take note of businesses that consumers will need to use daily. Do not think of temporary ideas, those that may disappear with time. Food is always a great idea; people will always need something to eat every day. Clothing is another example, consumers will always visit clothing stores to find something they can wear. Providing people’s basic needs will be one of perfect choices you can make.

2.) Avoid temporary ideas. Sometimes, an entrepreneur can overthink things because they want to get the most distinct and unique idea, they may venture into a business that people do not really need. These are things that people can actually live without every day. Usually, these types of businesses do not last long. People get bored and forget about them. A laundry business is one of these. People can always do their own laundry so this is not necessary. Customers might try these kinds of business for six months or so but after that, they never come back especially when they realize that they may be just a waste of their money.

3.) Be knowledgeable. Assuming that you already have finalized your choice, always be knowledgeable about the business you are going to start. In the beginning, you may not fully know everything about it but be sure that before you start operating, you understand fully what your business is all about. Understanding and knowing your business will Help you on your way to success.

4.) Get to know the nitty-gritty details. A business will always have the main details and sometimes you only get focused on the major ones. Never fail to forget the smaller details because no matter how small that detail may be, it may still impact on your business.

5.) Promote but do not deceive. Deception is a poor way of advertising. There will always be ways to attract consumers to buy your products or services in the most honest way you can. When you try to mislead them, sooner or later they will find out and when they do, they will never come back to you. Consumers do not want to be deceived and lied to, they want honesty. Remember that they are using cash from their income to buy your product so they deserve to be told the truth.

These are some of the steps you need to consider on how to come up with terrific business ideas. I realized I have never misled any of my customers in anything that is why my businesses all worked.